RUNES - THE ELDER FUTHARK

SYMBOLIC MEANINGS PICTUR LETTE MEANIN AND NAME E R G ASSOCIATION S
Riches; moveable wealth; vital energy; fire; the gods Frey and Freya; abundance through effort; inheritance of self and self value; material gain; earned income; success and happiness Brute strength; independence; raw power; shaping force; health and healing; home love on all sides; changes; a forceful masculine archetype The seeing of the future; directed force; aggression; defence; protection; the god Thor

FEHU

F

CATTLE

URUZ

U

WILD OX

THURISA Z

TH

GIANT

ANSUZ

A

GOD

Higher consciousness; inspiration; wisdom; a message from within; chance encounter; the god Odin Travel; journey of life; communication; rhythm; justice and right

RAIDHO

R

JOURNEY

KENAZ

K

TORCH

Creativity; craft; intellect; energy harnessed towards a goal Exchange; balance; bonds of friendship and obligation; sexual union; unity with self and all others; harmony in relationships Happiness; exstasy; harmony; friendship; will; confidence; bliss and glory Change; destruction leading to new creation, as with the destructive forces of nature

GEBO

G

GIFT

WUNJO

W or V

JOY

HAGALAZ

G

HAIL

NAUDHIZ

N

NEED

Resistance; opposition; danger; friction; strengthening of the will Stillness; stability; calmness; stagnation; blockage; barrenness; cold Cycle of seasons; patience; harvest the seeds you have sown; reward; gain; fruition

ISA

I

ICE

JERA

J or Y

YEAR

EIWAZ

EI

Life and death; the YEW TREE axis of the universe; shamanic journeying

PERTHRO

P

DICE CUP

Gaming piece; fate or destiny; birth; hidden things; mysteries; secrets

ELHAZ

Z

ELK

Protection; defence; sacred space; honour; connection with divine

SOWILO

S

SUN

Light; advancement; growth; evolution; victory; attainment of goals

TIWAZ

T

THE GOD TYR

Victory; justice; truth; sacrifice for the greater good; motivation; success

BERKANO

B

Growth; renewal; BIRCH TREE transformation; GODDESS goddesses; female sexuality

EHWAZ

E

SACRED HORSE

Journeying; faithfulness; emotions; partnerships; trust

MANNAZ

M

MAN

Human life; selfknowledge; rational mind; human condition Water; organic life; birth and death; the unconscious mind; concealment; a time of cleansing

LAGUZ

L

LAKE

INGUNAZ

NG

Fertility; health; THE GOD peace; latent power; FREYR-ING male sexuality

DAGAZ

D

DAY

Paradox and resolution; enlightenment; safety; clarity; revelation

OTHALA

O

Property; boundaries; INHERITED heritage; inborn LAND abilities

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